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Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that provides information about the function of the lungs that can be used for a variety of purposes. The test uses a spirometer, a specialized machine with a tube connected, to measure the speed and volume of air that is exhaled into the tube.
Quitting cigarettes linked to better lung health than long-term light smoking

Quitting cigarettes linked to better lung health than long-term light smoking

Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Flavonoid intake may reduce lung function decline that occurs with aging

Flavonoid intake may reduce lung function decline that occurs with aging

FRESH AIR project to address growing burden of chronic lung diseases

FRESH AIR project to address growing burden of chronic lung diseases

SCHILLER provides support for COmPLETE project

SCHILLER provides support for COmPLETE project

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to asthma severity and poor lung function in kids

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to asthma severity and poor lung function in kids

FeNO test may be helpful tool that aids in asthma diagnosis

FeNO test may be helpful tool that aids in asthma diagnosis

Diet rich in tomatoes and apples may help restore lung damage caused by smoking

Diet rich in tomatoes and apples may help restore lung damage caused by smoking

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma

Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma

NPS MedicineWise highlights importance of spirometry in COPD diagnosis

NPS MedicineWise highlights importance of spirometry in COPD diagnosis

ERT’s Centralized LCI Services improve data quality to measure disease progression in respiratory clinical trials

ERT’s Centralized LCI Services improve data quality to measure disease progression in respiratory clinical trials

Scientists create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacks

Scientists create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacks

Lung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthma

Lung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthma

Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

Study assesses accuracy of COPD diagnoses and utilization of spirometry in primary care clinics

Study assesses accuracy of COPD diagnoses and utilization of spirometry in primary care clinics

UIC researchers receive grant to study impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients

UIC researchers receive grant to study impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients

High indoor temperatures may worsen COPD symptoms

High indoor temperatures may worsen COPD symptoms